A letter sent by Quail Creek Elementary School officials to parents said the incident happened Thursday.
Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Unit Operations supervisor Nevyn O’Kane said the 72-pound male PIT BULL MIX followed some kids through an open door.
“There were a lot of children around the dog and at that point the animal bit at least one of the students,” he said.
The school confirmed one of the kids had bite marks and was taken to the doctor while the other was taken home for the day. Both returned to school the next day.
The letter said they are evaluating school security procedures and talking to kids about animal safety.
The dog did not have a tag and has not been claimed by anyone. It is being held in rabies quarantine for 10 days.
Once the quarantine is over, the dog will likely be put to death regardless of the findings.
O’Kane said anyone bit by a dog should follow their doctor’s orders on whether or not they need a rabies shot. It’s most often recommended when the dogs cannot be located and tested or quarantined for rabies.
“It sounds like the animal may have been startled,” he said.
Parents who KOCO 5 spoke with said they worry about other dogs they have seen lose in the neighborhood around the school.